World’s Smallest Baby Born in San Diego at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital
At 8.6 ounces, Baby Saybie is the smallest baby ever born.
Born at only 23 weeks and 3 days gestation — and weighing a mere 245 grams — micro preemie Saybie* was delivered at San Diego's Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns, California's largest maternity hospital. The hospital is recognized as among the best in the world in caring for micro preemies, giving Saybie an exceptional chance to thrive.
Saybie is the world's smallest baby ever to survive, according to the official Tiniest Baby Registry, maintained by the University of Iowa. At birth, she weighed as much as a child's juice box.
After a nearly five-month-long stay in the Sharp Mary Birch Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Saybie went home in mid-May 2019 as a healthy, happy 5-pound infant.
Follow Saybie's incredible story of survival, meet her caregivers and learn more about the world's smallest surviving baby.
*Sharp HealthCare respects the privacy of its patients and families. While Saybie's family gave their permission to share her story, they wish to remain anonymous so they can focus on caring for their new daughter.
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World’s Smallest Baby Born at Sharp Mary Birch
At only 8.6 ounces (245 grams), the world’s smallest surviving baby ever born was delivered at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns.
Baby Saybie in Photos
Baby Saybie is believed to be the world's smallest surviving newborn, weighing just 8.6 ounces at birth.
Baby Saybie was in the Sharp Mary Birch NICU for nearly five months receiving special care.
Baby Saybie continued to grow in the NICU at Sharp Mary Birch. She reached a weight of 3 pounds at three months old.
Four months after birth, Saybie reached a weight of 4 pounds.
Nurse Devyn Kohl says goodbye as Saybie prepares to go home.
Nurse Michelle Gill gets a final photo with Saybie as she prepares to head home.
Baby Saybie graduates from the NICU.
Baby Saybie is all smiles at home.
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